Jesus passes the seventh brotherhood test, and in the purple room of the temple receives the seventh, the highest degree, THE CHRIST. He leaves the temple a conqueror.
2 And he was clothed in purple robes; and all the brothers stood. The hierophant arose and said,
3 This is a royal day for all the hosts of Israel. In honour of their chosen son we celebrate the great Passover Feast.
4 And then he said to Jesus, Brother, man, most excellent of men, in all the temple tests you have won out.
5 Six times before the bar of right you have been judged; six times you have received the highest honours man can give; and now you stand prepared to take the last degree.
6 Upon your brow I place this diadem, and in the Great Lodge of the heavens and earth you are THE CHRIST.
7 This is your Passover rite. You are a neophyte no more; but now a master mind.
8 Now, man can do no more; but God himself will speak, and will confirm your title and degree.
9 Go on your way, for you must preach the gospel of good will to men and peace on earth; must open up the prison doors and set the captives free.
10 And while the hierophant yet spoke the temple bells rang out; a pure white dove descended from above and sat on Jesus' head.
11 And then a voice that shook the very temple said, THIS IS THE CHRIST; and every living creature said, AMEN.
12 The great doors of the temple swung ajar; the Logos journeyed on his way a conqueror.